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Old 12-24-2013, 07:42 AM   #11
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I made, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Walnut Butterballs, Sugar Cookies, Apricot Cold Dough, Mounds Bar Cookies, and Reeses PB Cup Tassies. I had to cut that last recipe in half because someone ate half of the PB Cups. I usually make Thumbprints with icing in them, but I skipped that one this year.

I freeze my cookies, but only for a couple days, so they don't dry out by the time Christmas comes. I have good heavy containers and they never get freezer taste. I find that Chocolate Chip cookies are softer after they have been frozen. Some of the ones I made don't freeze well, so they are in the attic so the chocolate doesn't melt.
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:06 AM   #12
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I made oatmeal-raisin cookies for DH last week and Christmas biscotti yesterday. I want to make pecan balls today or tomorrow and take some to my mom later this week. We'll see how I feel.

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Old 12-27-2013, 06:31 PM   #13
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Russian Tea Cakes

Ingredients
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup finely chopped nuts
1/4 teaspoon salt
Powdered sugar

Directions

Heat oven to 400F.

Mix butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the vanilla in large bowl. Stir in flour, nuts and salt until dough holds together.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool slightly on wire rack.

Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar; cool on wire rack. Roll in powdered sugar again.
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Old 12-10-2015, 07:27 PM   #14
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Old 12-10-2015, 07:37 PM   #15
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I found this cookie pan at Walmart and thought it would be a great addition to my cookie vault
I followed the recipe on the back of the card, I made it yesterday and then parked it in the `fridge.
Today, I let it come up to room temp, sprayed the pan with some Pam for Baking, divided the dough in two equal pieces (I weighted them to be certain), pressed the dough into the pan and smoothed it out with an off-set spatula.
It "turn out" from the pan beautifully!
Then a made a small batch of Royal Icing ans set to work.
I had a great time decorating these two 'boys'.
These will be gifts for our dinner guests on Sunday.
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Old 12-10-2015, 08:00 PM   #16
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Nice and a great gift idea!
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Old 12-10-2015, 08:10 PM   #17
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What Christmas cookies did you make this year?

SO is the cookie baker. This year she's already made anise cookies, vanilla and anise pizzelles and pecan nut balls. She also made and decorated some gingerbread cookies. On the agenda for tomorrow is egg nog cookies. Later she'll make some sugar cookies.

If I feel energetic, I'll make some pecan sandies and chocolate chip.
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Old 12-10-2015, 09:19 PM   #18
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SO is the cookie baker. This year she's already made anise cookies, vanilla and anise pizzelles and pecan nut balls. She also made and decorated some gingerbread cookies. On the agenda for tomorrow is egg nog cookies. Later she'll make some sugar cookies.

If I feel energetic, I'll make some pecan sandies and chocolate chip.
Andy M, how do you folks keep your Ginger Bread cookies fresh?
I wrapped my Giant Boys in a cellophane bag, you know the ones from the craft stores, gift bags, and then I twisted up the tail of the bag and teist-tied it.
Do you think that will do until Sunday?
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Old 12-10-2015, 09:32 PM   #19
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No cookies here this year. I got a nasty cold last week when I should have been baking and the cough is lingering sapping the energy. I'll make a couple batches of Chex Mix and call it good. We'll get enough when we go to family's homes I don't think anyone will miss them.
I feel for you. I am in week #4 with my cold. I keep wondering what ever happened to that 14 days for a cold.

No baking here. I am lucky to just pour myself a glass of water. Hope you feel better soon.
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There will not be much Christmas baking in the Beier household this year thanks to allergies, bum knees and the fact that we are having a very quiet one this year. I will make my Mom's shortbread but that will probably be it.
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